Ubuntu 13.04 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2045-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71210


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's dm snapshot facility. A remote authenticated user could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information or modify/corrupt data. (CVE-2013-4299)

Alan Chester reported a flaw in the IPv6 Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) of the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information by sniffing network traffic.

Dmitry Vyukov reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's handling of IPv6 UDP Fragmentation Offload (UFO) processing. A remote attacker could leverage this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected linux-image-3.8-generic package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71210

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2045-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/12/04

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.8-generic, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4299, CVE-2013-4350, CVE-2013-4387

BID: 62405, 62696, 63183

OSVDB: 97569, 97888, 98634

USN: 2045-1